The 2018 Marc de Montalembert Prize was presented to Elie ESSA KAS HANNA, from Syria, for his research on “The monasteries on the smaller islands of Provence and the archipelagos of Liguria and Tuscany from late Antiquity to Middle Age”. Professor Philippe Pergola, head of research at CNRS Marseille presented the Prize at the seat of the Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) in Paris. On this occasion Mathieu Beaud, 2017 Marc de Montalembert Prize, delivered a lecture on his research entitled ““Visual culture” and “civic religion” : the face of the dome and of the San Zeno basilica in Verona“.